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Eve Spectrum 4K/144Hz Monitor Review

Rating: 8.5.

Eve Spectrum caused quite a stir when it was first teased back in 2019. Offering a 4K resolution, 144Hz refresh rate and an initial starting price of just $589, it sounded too good to be true. For a while, it certainly seemed that may be the case – but over two years on, Eve Spectrum is finally here and we've been using it for the last two weeks. Is it as good as it looks, or is there more to the story? Let's find out.

Eve Spectrum is being manufactured in three different forms – 1440p/144Hz, 1440p/240Hz and 4K/144Hz. We are reviewing the latter, though right now only the 4K/144Hz model (ES07D03) is shipping with the other models still in development, which Eve says is primarily because of the ‘IC crisis.'

Using the same IPS panel as LG's 27GN950, the Spectrum promises 1ms G2G response times – with overdrive, at least – and comes with VESA DisplayHDR600 certification. It's also officially G-Sync Compatible and AMD FreeSync Premium Pro certified. The price has increased from the ‘early bird' offer though, as the 4K model will now set you back $799 and that doesn't include a stand – Eve's own is available separately for $99.

Specifications (ES07D03):

  • monitor size: 27″ (diagonal)
  • display area: 597mm x 336mm
  • aspect ratio: 16 : 9
  • native resolution: 3840×2160 pixels
  • pixel pitch: 0.1557mm
  • pixel density: 163ppi
  • brightness: 450cd/m² typical, 750cd/m² peak
  • HDR: HDR10 Media Profile, VESA DisplayHDR600 certified
  • displayable colors: 1.07 billion
  • color gamut: 98% DCI-P3, 100% sRGB
  • color depth: 10-bit (8-bit + A-FRC)
  • color accuracy: Individual factory calibration, D65 white point, 0.59 average ΔE (typical)
  • contrast ratio 1000:1 typical, 10 000 000 : 1 dynamic
  • viewing angle: 178° horizontal 178° vertical
  • surface treatment: Low-haze 20% anti-glare coating
  • response time: 5ms (gray-to-gray) typical, 1ms (gray-to-gray) overdrive
  • adaptive sync: NVIDIA G-SYNC Compatible certified, AMD FreeSync Premium Pro certified, frequency range 48Hz – 144Hz
  • panel technology: Nano IPS Oxide TFT LCD
  • backlight technology: Bottom edge-lit white LED with KSF nano-particle layer
  • backlight dimming: Global or no dynamic dimming in SDR mode, 16-zone local dimming in HDR mode
  • HDMI: 2x HDMI 2.1 video input
  • DisplayPort: 1x DisplayPort 1.4 video input
  • USB Type-C: 1x DisplayPort 1.4 video input, SuperSpeed+ USB (USB 3.1 Gen 2, up to 10Gbps) upstream connection to computer, Power output up to 20V 5A (100W)(USB PD 3.0)
  • USB Type-C: 1x, SuperSpeed+ USB (USB 3.1 Gen 2, up to 10Gbps), Power output up to 5V 3A (15W)
  • USB Type-A: 2x SuperSpeed+ USB (USB 3.1 Gen 2, up to 10Gbps), Power output up to 5V 2A (10W)
  • 3.5mm audio jack: 1x, Analog audio outputfrom video input source
  • USB Type-B: 1x, SuperSpeed+ USB (USB 3.1 Gen 2, up to 10Gbps) upstream connection to computer
  • variable overdrive: Yes
  • backlight strobing: Yes
  • built-in speakers: No
  • VESA mount compatible: VESA Mounting Interface Standard 100mm x 100mm
  • Kensington lock compatible: Yes

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